Windows 7 Update "Never" Stops Scanning

  1. LMC
    Posts : 4
    64 bit Windows 7 Professional

    Windows 7 Update "Never" Stops Scanning

    I have Windows 7 Pro, 64 bits, on a 64 bit computer. Even though MS has advised that they will no longer provide general updates for Windows 7, they also advised that they will continue providing security updates to or through 2020. However the searching for updates scan never completes. My last updates are dated in May of 2016. I have even tried using the cumulative update dated, in July 2016, identified as Windoew6.1-KB3172605-x64.msu. But the "results" are the same, i.e. the scanning for updates never completes. Why wdoes the scanning for updates never complete? Is it possible that there is some problem that I am not aware of with Windows 7 security updates scanning? Is it possible that there are no more security updates for Windows 7?
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  2. Posts : 1,872
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1,

    Did KB3172605 install successfully?
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  3. Posts : 20,583
    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

    Possibly 2 issues
    One might be that KB3020369 is not installed yet it is required to be able to install KB3172605.

    Other possibility is you did not stop windows update service by either switching your updates settings to Never check for updates and restarting your machine first.

    Second way is to go to services and stop and disable windows updates from there.
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